Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On Display, All the Time...and Over It

A gondolier in Venice once said:
"being a gondolier is like being a monkey at the zoo".
Truer words were never spoken.
We are all on display while we do our job.
I think the guys in Venice get ogled, photographed, and treated like monkeys more than those of us here.
The gondoliers at the quay by Piazza San Marco have the biggest crowds
in La Serenissima.
All day, every day, hundreds of tourists are watching at any given moment.
It makes me wonder what gondoliers think of reality TV shows,
because when you think about it, they inhabit a real life version
of one non-stop.
Yeah, Reality shows, surveillance cameras, spy satellites - I'm sure Venice's gondoliers were over them before they even knew they existed.

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